I'm wanting to get rid of my overpriced Lian Li PCB25F,
and to replace it with something rackmounted.
I think i've got the means to mod the new chassis (if need be),
but it would be difficult to build one from scratch.
Looking at the rackmounted systems, i see that they are classified/categorized differently than usual.
2U, 3U, 4U; what would be the desktop-based equivalents? <--- 1st question.
I also see that most of them have the air vents up front and in the back.
I think that for proper airflow, i would need the air to flow from side to side,
since it will be a permanent fixture of a desk which faces the wall.
Tho. i suppose, this might complicate things too much.
Also. I am going to be having external HDDs and optical drives in a seperate rack,
so i'm looking to find a rackmounted computer chassis which does not include space for those things.
Does anything like that exist (without the extra space, i mean)? <--- 2nd question.
And, in general, i would want to know which ones (rackmounts) are most suited for this type of rig,
or else if any are suited at all (even if they require modification)? <<-----3rd question.
These are my current parts (i already own them and have used them):
TOWER LIAN LI PC-B25F
GRAPHICS CARD MSI NVDIA GEFORCE N580GTX TWIN FROZR II.